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Carex pensylvanica

Sedge - Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex pensylvanica - Pennsylvania Sedge, Oak Sedge - has narrow 1/8" wide, 12" long blades of dark green foliage.  Evergreen in warmer climates.  Pensylvania Sedge is a native to Central and Eastern U.S.  Creeping slowly by rhizomes it makes a good ground cover in dry shade.  White inflorescences in late Spring are followed by seed heads that add interest and texture.  Carex pensylvanica will grow in average, dry soil.  Prefers medium to dry soil.  Will tolerate drying out with regular watering.  Use for ground cover, mass plantings, naturalizing, erosion control on slopes, lawn substitute in dry shade and woodland areas.  Natural habitat - often found growing under oak trees.  Mature Height 8"-10", spread 12"-18" 

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  • Shade to Part Shade
  • Evergreen in warm climates
  • Native to Central and Eastern U.S.
  • Spreads slow by rhizomes to form dense mat
  • A good shade lawn substitute
  • Bloom brown and insignificant - late Spring
  • Excellent ground cover for dry shade
  • Height: 8-10 Inches
  • Spread: 6-8 Inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Drought Tolerant
Woodland Garden
Ornamental Grass
Mass Planting
Fall Color
Erosion Control
Low Maintenance
Spring Bloomer
Ground Cover
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Soil Moisture
Well Drained Soil
Average Water
Dry Soil
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